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Queens Of The Stone Age, The One Rock Band We Can All Agree On

QOTSA mastermind Josh Homme is a rock and roll contradiction, combining heavy metal thunder with NPR intellectualism. After nearly dying during routine surgery, he may have just crafted his band’s finest full-length to date.

06/07/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Do Kids Need Their Own Music?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: If you’ve ever seen a newborn in a onesie emblazoned with a […]

01/25/2013

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Jukebox Jury: Does Judging ‘Idol’ or ‘The Voice’ Help or Hurt Artists’ Careers?

Welcome to Jukebox Jury, our new music debate show where experts face off and a jury of fans decides the winner. THE CASE: Last week, American Idol returned with a whimper instead of the bang […]

01/22/2013

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Is Beach Boy Mike Love Music’s Biggest Villain?

In the wake of Love coldly giving the boot to his bandmates, we have to wonder: Is Mike Love the biggest villain in the music world? We explore Love’s legacy of indiscretions and less-than-favorable attributes that suggest as much.

10/04/2012

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Mumford & Sons’ Big-Name Endorsements: Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ray Davies

Like fellow folkies Dawes, Mumford & Sons seems to be one of the most predominant new acts to be name-checked by rock’s royalty. Let’s take a look at which other musical icons have endorsed Marcus Mumford and his mates.

09/21/2012

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Warren Haynes Talks Allman Brothers Band, Dynamic With Derek Trucks (VIDEO)

In 2000, The Allmans fired Dickey Betts, and Warren Haynes rejoined, replacing his former boss. At that point, he and Derek Trucks had to establish their relationship — as two lead guitarists who specialize in slide playing. Haynes explained the dynamic when he sat down with CBS Local.

07/20/2012

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Crosby, Stills & Nash Talk Tom Morello, Jason Mraz & Pink (VIDEO)

This week, Crosby, Stills & Nash release their new live DVD, simply titled Crosby Stills & Nash 2012. Recorded and shot (as the title suggests) earlier this year, it features some of the group’s political […]

07/17/2012